Ayesha Curry’s Love Of Food Is So Major, She’s Getting Her Own Restaurant
While many of us know Ayesha Curry for being the super supportive and hilarious (have you seen her do her Jamaican alter ego Gina?) wife of NBA star Steph Curry, behind the scenes, she’s garnered her own fame as a homemaker with skills in the kitchen.
She’s gone from a blog to a YouTube channel to a book to a pop-up restaurant to a TV show (Ayesha’s Homemade on Food Network), and now, her own major restaurant. She announced the news on Instagram:
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Well… the word is out. I will be opening up my first restaurant in SF!!! I can't scream loud enough how grateful and humbled I am by this blessing! Thank you Jesus! It's been so hard to keep this to myself and I'm so happy to finally share the news. This will be our flag ship #InternationalSmoke restaurant. The pop up was so successful and I am excited to turn my dreams into a reality with @chefmichaelmina and The Mina Group. Nothing brings people together like food. Nothing brings family together like BBQ… elevated! Thank you to @sfchronicle for the love and support. Let's do this!!! @jsmcmillan @rushlowj @asobel #EatAtSMOKE #ChefAyeshaCurry ComingMid2017
Curry did a pop-up restaurant called International Smoke with chef Michael Mina in 2016. It was such a hit that she and Mina are opening up a permanent restaurant of the same name in San Francisco. The spot will open in the city’s Millennium Tower this fall.
According to an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, fare that people can expect at International Smoke include her popular St. Louis pork ribs, a Singapore-style black pepper barbecue lobster, the slow-cooked char sui pork shoulder, braised mustard greens, a spicy merguez sausage with a purple potato salad and onion rings.
As for what her role will be in her first big restaurant venture, Curry will operate behind the scenes and even be a member of kitchen staff. She’s hopeful that this opportunity will not only be a success, but help her to up her culinary skills and business experience.
“One thing I’m not worried about is the aesthetic or the deliciousness of the food,” Curry said. “I just want to … take my game to the next level.”
Other great opportunities Curry has to look forward to this year include a children’s tableware collection in May called Cheeky and her own cookware collection in the fall. Kudos to her for nurturing what started out as a hobby as a housewife and making it into a number of successful business ventures.
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